SARASOTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Landscape Photography Meetup

Landscape Photography Meetup

Saturday the 29th of January
Myakka State Park - 9am - 2 hours
Settings: maximise the depth of field / use a narrow aperture. May need to take shutter speed down and ISO up a little. Finding a spot that has a foreground and background interest. Think carefully about where you place your camera and tripod. Take your time. There’s no need to take hundreds of shots at this session, it’s all about taking the time to see and record the landscape around you. What is the sky doing? If it’s bland and no contrast, then don’t let it dominate your frame. It is always good to have a slice of sky so that it can help ‘break up’ the composition in a good way - think rule of thirds. Keep an eye on the horizon! Keep them level and watch where you are placing them in the frame - on one of the thirds is best.
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$35pp     8 places left
Sunset Photography Meetup

Sunset Photography Meetup

Saturday the 5th of February
Bayfront Park - 5pm - 2 hours
In this class you will learn the essential techniques and equipment needed to capture Sarasota's exquisite sunsets in all their vibrant glory. Photographer and instructor Aiden McKahan will walk attendees through the process of setting up and composing beautiful sunset photos all while enjoying the majesty of Sarasota Bay.
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$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Intermediate Photography Class

Intermediate Photography Class

Saturday the 12th of February
Ken Thompson Park - 9am - 3 hours
If you've already taken one of our beginner's courses and want to push your skills and develop your photography even further (pun intended), join us for an intermediate photography class! Join photographer and instuctor Aiden McKahan on a relaxing walk around Ken Thompson park while learning how to push past the basics and develop your style. Some of the more advanced topics that will be discussed are shooting modes such as aperture priority and when to use them, manual and auto focusing modes, focal length and how it affects perspective as well as depth of field, use of on camera filters such as variable NDs to tackle difficult lightning situations or achieve creative compositions, how to utilize your camera's histogram/light meter to ensure maximum leverage in post processing, bracketing, exposure compensation and much more!
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$115pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
ABOUT SARASOTA
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Sarasota.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next one is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Sarasota Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.


We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Wear a suitable face mask or show a valid vaccination card indicating that you are vaccinated.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitizer.

REVIEWS
5/5
Stacey Holman
November 28th 2021
the instructor was very open-minded, nice person. Aiden has a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. I listened to all the directions with pleasure. Thank you, it was so so helpful for me.
5/5
Anita Kusznierewicz
August 9th 2021
the instructor was very open-minded, nice person. Aiden has a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. I listened to all the directions with pleasure. Thank you, it was so so helpful for me.
5/5
Anita Kusznierewicz
August 8th 2021
the instructor was very open-minded, nice person. Aiden has a comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. I listened to all the directions with pleasure. Thank you, it was so so helpful for me.
5/5
Anita Kusznierewicz
August 8th 2021
It was very nice, learned a lot and met new people. Rebecca was very knowledgeable.
5/5
Laura Supple
May 14th 2021
It was very nice, learned a lot and met new people. Rebecca was very knowledgeable.
5/5
Laura Supple
May 13th 2021
Jessica did an outstanding job working with me and the other participants. All of us were new to using the manual camera settings. Jessica explain the different settings in a way that was easy to understand. I came away from the event with much more confidence in the use of my camera.
5/5
John Harkness
May 13th 2021
The beginners class was exactly what I needed to take me out of “auto” mode and begin to feel comfortable with the “manual” mode. Aiden had so much knowledge to impart (more than what I could absorb at one time!) but at the end of the 3 hours, the basics had sunk in! Enjoyed the 4 person intimate group setting and Thompson Park was a pleasant place to have a class.
5/5
Leslie Ohl
May 8th 2021
It was a relaxed environment, and teacher easy to talk to.
4/5
Willi
May 8th 2021
Jessica and Aidan were both knowledgeable and informative. They created a comfortable atmosphere to ask questions. I look forward to doing more of the classes offered.
5/5
Stacey Holman
February 6th 2021
The event was great and the instructor did an excellent job ensuring each student received an equal amount of attention.
5/5
Aiden McKahan
February 6th 2021
5/5
Barbara Miller
January 25th 2021
INSTRUCTORS
Aiden McKahan
Eric Fernstrom
Eric Fernstrom is an award-winning photographer and educator with over 10 years of teaching students digital and film photography, lighting techniques, Adobe Photoshop, and history of photography. He enjoys teaching students how to shoot, store, process, and edit images, and inspiring them to reach their full potential as professional and hobby photographers.